Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

BIM & Beam

Built on the familiar AutoCAD platform, Advance Steel helps provide engineering and detailing professionals the tools needed to model the details necessary for their structures. What’s New in Advance Steel New & Enhanced Modeling Tools Improved Modeling Efficiency.

Engineering Firms Connect BIM-Based Design and Construction Through Fabrication

BIM & Beam

Use of Building Information Modeling is accelerating dramatically, driven by major private and government owners who want to institutionalize its benefits of faster, more certain project delivery, and more reliable quality and cost.

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Registration now open for the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum 2017

BIM & Beam

We’ve got your back at the MEP and Structural Fabricators Forum 2017. Are you a contractor, engineer, detailer, estimator, or fabricator? Choose from intermediate or advanced MEP Fabrication or Structural Fabrication tracks.

Advance Steel in Autodesk AEC Collection

BIM & Beam

Structural engineers, detailers and fabricators struggle with siloed teams, disconnected workflows, and varying software platforms that do not integrate seamlessly. This requires manual processes to bridge gaps which can lead to expensive errors and fabrication waste.

How the Brits View BIM – Buildling Information Modelling

Building Information Management

A multi-dimensional tool, Building Information Modelling (BIM) involves generating a visual model of the building which also manages data about it, at the design stage, throughout the construction phase and during its working life. Future of Building Information Modelling.

Rebar Detailing to Fabrication Workflows Using Building Information Modeling

BIM & Beam

For those you attending AU to learn about automating the creation of rebar shop drawings from Revit, how about using the Revit model to drive rebar fabrication machinery directly? Come learn how industry leading rebar MIS software company aSa can use Revit models to streamline the rebar supply chain, from rebar estimating through detailing, fabrication and installation.

Revit 2017 - New Features and Enhancements

Revit OpEd

It applies to model elements, and graphic display effects, such as shadows and sketchy lines. When you upgrade a model, the rendering settings that were specified for the NVIDIA mental ray engine are mapped as closely to the appropriate settings for the new engine as possible.

Autodesk Joins American Institute of Steel Construction

BIM & Beam

This new relationship aligns with Autodesk’s commitment to structural detailing and fabrication. In April 2014, Autodesk released Autodesk Advance Steel 2015 software, a product specifically built for the intelligent detailing and fabrication of structural steel building elements.

Structural Steel Connections in Revit 2017 and Advance Steel 2017

BIM & Beam

Watch and learn how you can define fully parametric steel connections in your Revit 2017 models, and how the Advance Steel Extension for Revit helps to bridge the gap between design and fabrication

With BIM, steel detailing can be delivered fast. See how Autodesk customer TSI Structures did it.

BIM & Beam

We’re excited to share this great customer story from UK based fabricator TSI Structures. They used BIM-based workflows between Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel to reduce their anticipated schedule time by approximately 20 percent.

Robot-AdvanceSteel Link is Available on Autodesk Labs

BIM & Beam

Using Robot-AdvanceSteel Link, models created in Robot, can be exported in an.smlx format. The.smlx file can be then imported in Advance Steel to continue the workflow with structure detailing capabilities and creation of the fabrication documents.

Reinforcement Numbering in Autodesk Revit 2015

BIM & Beam

Rebar and fabric reinforcement now have number sequencing that matches with existing reinforcement. In assigned partitions, the rebar and fabric sheet numbers match those of the same type, size, material, and shape.

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – Rebar clash prevention

BIM & Beam

If you’ll remember, I’ve described what I see as four main benefits for a BIM-centric approach to concrete: Combines the versatility of 2D documentation with the higher level of fidelity and accuracy of 3D modeling of steel reinforcement and concrete accessories, with minimal effort to produce both.

A Primer on MasterFormat & Improving Construction Project Collaboration

Building Information Management

00 54 36 Building Information Modeling Exhibit. 01 43 19 Fabricator Qualifications. 03 22 00 Fabric and Grid Reinforcing. 03 22 13 Galvanized Welded Wire Fabric Reinforcing. 03 22 16 Epoxy-Coated Welded Wire Fabric Reinforcing. 04 43 16 Stone Fabrications.

Rebar Detailing to Fabrication at Autodesk University 2014

BIM & Beam

This year at Autodesk University we had a set of fantastic classes for the Structural Engineering and Fabrication industry. This process drives fabrication processes in the shop and field.

Rebar Projects in Revit

BIM & Beam

As Building Information Model (BIM) technology has expanded to include more workflows for rebar detailing adoption of these capabilities within the industry has accelerated.

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Reinforced Concrete in Autodesk Revit - Part 1 - Rebar Cover

BIM & Beam

Autodesk Revit software provides tools for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. You will learn how to use the standard reinforcement modeling, drawing, and scheduling tools.

Registration is now open for the Autodesk MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum

BIM & Beam

Do you spend your time detailing or fabricating structural steel or rebar? Are you interested in learning what Building Information Modeling means for your profession? Registration is now open for the second annual Autodesk MEP & Structural Fabricators Forum!

More Humpty Dumpty BIM

Collaborative Construction

Who knows, maybe such a team could virtually design the facility and supporting infrastructure first, with an eye towards establishing some certainty regarding costs, improving design to meet end users needs, constructability, logistics, fabrication, component parts, etc.

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What’s new in Revit 2015

Sean Burke

Revit Fabrication export settings for moving data to AutoCAD MEP or AutoCAD Fabrication CADmep is improved. Energy Models geometry extraction from the Revit model are significantly more accurate. So, let’s just get right to business. What you came here for, the Revit 2015 new and enhanced features summary. I have no images to share, yet. This list is not exhaustive. For more information, until Autodesk rolls out it’s own announcement, visit: CADLine.

How Will Prefabricated Construction & 3D Printing Build Construction's Future?

Unearth

Prefab construction is a process modeled off modern manufacturing best practices. It involves fabricating the majority of a structure in an offsite factory, and then shipping those pieces to be easily assembled on site.

Adding Grout Tubes to Precast Walls using Dynamo

BIM & Beam

When modeling you can use them or your own families. Let me show you my automated process of adding tubes to the Revit model. Computational Design Concrete Detailing Concrete Fabrication Software Tips akn_include Dynamo Revit Structural Precast

Innovative Approaches and The Role of Reinforced Concrete

BIM & Beam

The Martin/Martin CES team has innovatively addressed the issue of fragmented fabrication drawing production that design and construction teams consistently encounter with today’s increasingly tight project delivery schedules. Recently the Martin/Martin, Inc.’s

Filling in BIM Gaps - EastCoast Design to Fabrication

Revit OpEd

EastCoast CAD/CAM announced on November 30th that they are now supporting a workflow from AutoCAD MEP and Revit MEP models to their fabrication software. The workflow eliminates redrawing, and delivers fabrication-ready models inside AutoCAD MEP for final detailed coordination and downloading to highly efficient sheet metal plasma cutting machines.

Prefab Hive Modular House in Canada Incorporates Passive Home Concepts

Jetson Green

Our friend, Rhonda Pike, over at Hive Modular was kind enough to share some pictures with us of a client’s custom-designed home in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada that is based on the X-Line 016 model.

Is Revit dead?

Sean Burke

Revit has now and will become more deeply integrated with the core of planning, conceptual design, detailed design, fabrication, and operation of our built environment. With any stable internet connection, I sometimes use an iPad to quickly view models.

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CAD Shack: Linked Models Disappear when using Remote Desktop.

CAD Shack

Linked Models Disappear when using Remote Desktop Connection. When using remote desktop to access my PC to deliver training, I have been bummed in the past to notice that linked modeled objects did not show up on the display screen. Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Easy to Transport Emergency Shelter

Jetson Green

The shelter is called Tentative and has a fiberglass roof and floor with weather-resistant fabric walls that resemble those of a tent. The fabric that makes up the walls is then stretched between the roof and floor.

BIM LOD – Level of Development vs. Level of Detail

Building Information Management

Level of Detail is how much detail is included, or to be included, in the model element, an “input” Level of Development is the degree to which the element’s geometry can be relied upon by users… an “output” First its important do know that there are varying Level of Development definitions. Information related to the Model Element (i.e. can be derived from other Model Elements. Non-graphic information may also be attached to the Model Element.

BIM Level of Development Specification – LOD

Building Information Management

The LOD Specification utilizes the basic LOD definitions developed by the AIA for the AIA G202-2013 Building Information Modeling Protocol Form1 and is organized by CSI Uniformat 2010. Level of Detail is essentially how much detail is included in the model element.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Business Facilities Blog

The state also fully implemented its Tennessee Educator Acceleration Model (TEAM) educator evaluation system. More than 100 candidates have enrolled in the program, which has been recognized in Alabama, nationally and globally as a model in the arena of workforce development.

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Watch The Demo Of Advance Steel, A Powerful 3D BIM Steel Detailing Software

Construction Cost Estimating

It contains automated and comprehensible tools for generating the 3D model of any building in the best time. The software offers huge benefits to Structural engineering professionals to speed up the process for design, steel detailing, steel fabrication, and steel construction.

Rocio Romero LV Prefab in Pope Valley

Jetson Green

So you know, the LV model comes as a fabricated kit of parts — post and beam, exterior wall panels, faux wall panels, roof framing, select connectors, and siding material — and forms the shell of a home with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and about 1,344 square feet.

New Feature List for Revit 2015

Revit OpEd

Here''s a list of the items that are new to Revit 2015. I''ve put them into my own grouping.

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IS IT TIMBER OR STEEL OR CONCRETE? WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST IN USE?

Construction Cost Estimating

3D model building concrete construction contractors steel Structural material timberIS IT TIMBER OR STEEL OR CONCRETE? WHAT WOULD BE THE BEST IN USE? The most popular and common construction structural material Timber , Steel and Concrete has their own pros and cons.

What Happens When Tech Enters Construction?

Unearth

A housing developer will come to Katerra looking to complete a project, and Katerra will design it with their software; fabricate the parts in their factory; ship them to the site; and then assemble them.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

This model allows employees in all functions to see and interact with the entire team. By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2017 Issue.